Supreme Court of the United States. The legal validity of the marriages was tested in the courts, and the marriages were ultimately voided by the state Supreme Court. Horton and Perry v. The marriage statutes do not discriminate based on gender; the state's interests in "preserving the traditional definition of marriage" and "carrying out the expressed wishes of a majority of Californians" were sufficient to preserve the existing law; and challenges from the two groups opposed to same-sex marriage had to be dismissed because they lacked standing in any actual controversy on which the court could rule. Supreme Court which heard oral arguments in the appeal Hollingsworth v. Same-sex couples and government entities, including couples who had married before then, filed numerous lawsuits with the California Supreme Court challenging the proposition's validity and effect on previously administered same-sex marriages. Same-sex couples begin marrying in California.
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The Court declined to stay its decision until after the November elections. Retrieved October 31, Retrieved October 24, Horton and Perry v. On February 7,a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2—1 majority opinion affirming the judgment in Perry v. Brown in the Ninth Circuit, was appealed to the U. The Bay Area Reporter Online.
Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved November 14, It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The amendment cements clearly discriminatory language into the California Constitution and serves as an enormous national wake-up call to supporters of the freedom to marry. Horton provided them with "extensive evidence and proposed findings on strict scrutiny factors and factual rebuttals to long claimed justifications for marriage discrimination". Brown —the formal reason being the county's appeal had been "untimely", but also that the appellant was the county's deputy clerk, and precedent existed in other cases that a deputy clerk could not 'represent' a county. Retrieved June 29,